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Live Music In and Near Clermont

By Michael W. - Clermont Guitar Teacher

My name is Mike, and I have been playing guitar for close to 10 years. I currently play guitar and sing lead vocals for a band as well as lead the worship bands at my local church here in Clermont, FL. I love listening to and playing live music, and Clermont offers opportunities to do both. If you’re interested in taking guitar lessons in Clermont, here are some tips on places to see and things to do on your way to becoming the next great guitarist.

While there are some great acts in Orlando, you don't have to drive far to find some live music in Clermont. The Downtown Clermont Business District hosts a Food Truck Night on the first Friday night of each month. This is a great place to discover and enjoy local bands. Each year in October, they also host the Downtown Music Festival highlighting many bands on 3 to 4 stages. Whatever genre you play, you can find a band and act to enjoy and be inspired. Food Truck Nights and the Music Festival are great places to network and seek opportunities to showcase your own talents.

The annual Pig on the Pond Festival in March and The Groveland 4th of July Festival, only a few miles west, hire out some great acts. Pig on the Pond allots time on the stage for local school music programs to demonstrate what they have been learning. Finally, there is the Annual Holiday of Hopes Festival each year in November which raises money for charity. This festival is personally my favorite because my band was the host band this past year.

Once you watch and listen to other bands playing live, you can't help but desire to play on a stage yourself. This is a great motivation while taking guitar lessons in Clermont. The first few months of learning guitar can be difficult and having a goal will keep you pushing through. Tell your instructor that you’re looking for opportunities to play live. For your instructor to recommend you to those in his/her network, you will need to demonstrate skill and professionalism. This is a motivation to practice.

Once you get a few gigs from your instructor under your belt, you can then begin networking with event coordinators and local musicians. It is helpful to have a few references, as well as originally recorded demos on hand when networking.

Many think that they will never play in a live venue, but if you set goals, seek opportunities, and send your references and work to people in your area you will find yourself progressing in your music much more quickly than you originally imagined. No matter your genre or playing style, there are many opportunities for you to meet, network with, and learn from great local musicians while taking guitar lessons in Clermont.

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Michael W.

Clermont, FL

-Chords
-Scales
-Performance
-Acoustic
-Electric
-Regular Recital and Performance Opportunities

About Michael

I have been playing guitar for 9 years, and I have been working with children for close to 9 years also.Two years ago, I began teaching guitar. I have taught teenagers, elementary students, and a retiree. I am a Youth Pastor and currently play guitar in the main, children, and youth services at my local church. I also plan and oversee the worship in the youth services.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe in a focused, fun, and flexible teaching style.

Focused- I believe in teaching the foundational rules of music, so that the student will be able to continue learning the rest of his/her li
fe.

Fun- I believe in teaching songs and riffs. If a student doesn't have a reason to play he/she will become discouraged.

Flexible- I want to meet your needs. If you want to play just for fun, I can help you. If you are a homeschool parent looking to use music lessons as credit, I can help you. I will teach material as fast or as slow as you need.

Standard Curriculum:
1. Alfred's Basic Guitar Method
2. CAGED System- For Learning Chords and Theory
3. Level Appropriate Songbook of Your Choice

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in living room. Teacher has 3 guitars.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide amps. The student must provide the guitar.

*** Specialties ***
-Praise and Worship Music
-Hymns
-Rock
-Theory
-Playing with a Band
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Michael W.

Michael W.

Clermont, FL 34711
starting at
$20 / 30-min
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Jeremy A.

Winter Garden, FL

I teach a variety of styles including finger picking, basic to advanced picking techniques, tapping, and jazz voicings.

I am proficient at all styles of music, however, I especially prefer acoustic finger picking.

About Jeremy

I am an accomplished performing musician that has experience playing many different instruments in multiple styles. I believe first and foremost that learning music should be fun and exciting with an emphasis on self exploration and communication. It's these qualities in my own musicianship that have helped me grow a true love of music and have pushed my career forward as a performer.

*** Lesson Details ***
In lessons I use a shifting curriculum that is made to work with the needs of each individual student. I firmly believe in the importance of learning to read music and learning some bas
ic music theory, in my experience this helps the student grow from being able to reproduce the music of others to eventually developing a unique style and sound. After three to six months my beginning level students typically feel comfortable enough to play with other musicians confidently.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons take place in the living room seating and a guitar are available. 1 cat and 1 small dog kept separate during lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide all of the necessary educational tools such as listening samples, and printed off hand outs. The student needs to have their own instrument, staff paper and a pencil.
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Thomas K. August 6, 2015
Bass Guitar · In home
Verified Student
One lesson so far and my son is inspired and motivated to practice and master the scales and the other "homework" Jeremy gave him to do. My son is 12 and he was very impressed with Jeremy saying he learned more in 45 minutes with him than in two weeks at band camp. Jeremy is calm, knowledgeable and patient and I am very happy with my decision to encourage my son with his guitar playing. Thanks Jeremy - very pleased we found you!
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DinaH October 24, 2011
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Mr. Jeremy is really a nice man, Evyatar likes to go to his lessons and he even practice every day.
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KristenS2 September 25, 2011
We have loved our teacher and this home-guitar arrangement. It is great for a busy family. Jeremy knows how to get my son to pay attention and really enjoy the lesson. We are very happy! I asked my son what rating to give Jeremy and he said "is there any rating bigger than excellent?"
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Jeremy A.

Jeremy A.

Winter Garden, FL 34787
(4)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Garine A.

Winter Garden, FL

I play shows on guitar regularly. I mostly play acoustic guitar with chords and embellishments to accompany my singing, but melodies on guitar are fun as well.

About Garine

I am a music educator. I received my Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Central Florida in 2011.
My higher education started in the Fall of 2006 when I began attending Daytona Beach Community College. My two years there were spent fully engaged in all activities. I finished my GED requirements while participating in many ensembles like the Ormond Beach Symphony Orchestra, Daytona Beach Community College Concert Band, Brass Ensemble, Falcon Pans (steel drum ensemble), Pit Orchestra for musicals, and Choir. All of these ensembles helped me increase my awareness of many diffe
rent teaching and directing styles. I enjoyed participating in the college’s annual Medieval Yuletide Feast while playing the trombone, tuba, and singing in the choir. These experiences augmented my ability to manage my time while having the opportunity to go to school.
Almost every summer since 2005 my church has help send me to Port-du-paix, Haiti, for two weeks at a time. There we are encouraged to do many things involving teaching children, feeding the elderly and needy, and meeting new people that have made a difference in each of our lives. One of the opportunities I had during the summer of 2006 was helping teach two rehearsals of a small brass ensemble. The teacher who was heading the project had brought many donated instruments with her from Kentucky, and distributed them to the students prior to my arrival. She didn't know much about brass instruments (saxophonist), so I got to step in and take the players aside to teach the basics. Even though there was a language barrier, I was able to communicate using hand gestures, my little knowledge of Creole, and the universal language of music. This was one of the best times I have had in my life.
Another great accomplishment I have had is being a contra player in the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2008 season. This opportunity ensured my discipline to tough through hard. The sole act of carrying a brass instrument that weighs over 25 lbs around all summer is a difficult task, but I had a lot of fun doing it. I also got to meet many people all over the United States that play the same instrument I do and have a similar life as mine. We had the overall score of fifth place, but our hard work and perseverance is obvious in our finals performance video.
I am a proud sister of Sigma Alpha Iota. I have held important positions including Corresponding Secretary and have headed many chair positions. The sisters of Zeta Tau are a very supportive group full of diversity. Having our weekly meetings and formal business meetings keep me up to date with Robert’s Rules of Order. I have transferred the things I have learned from these meetings to other organizations like CMENC. At the time when I was leaving the college level, I receive the Sword of Honor from our province officer. Every Spring I attend FMEA in Tampa. I made many very important connections with other educators and soon to be educators.
I also taught three years at a Title I elementary school in Osceola County, FL. It was a very tough three years, but I am grateful for all of the strategies and steps I've learned to make me a better teacher. In my second year at the school, I received the honor of being voted Teacher of the Year for our school. That was such a humbling time in my career.

*** Lesson Details ***
Expect to be engaged in learning. That said, I love teaching, and I will work hard to motivate you. Improvement only comes when you've put in the effort, and I'll hold you to that.
Each lesson is personalized, depending on the individual (vocational/ avocational).

*** Studio Equipment ***
Main Room Music: piano, two row of buttons on her accordion, she has all instruments, parents can sit in on lesson, chairs, one couch

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide music stands. The student must either buy the music on his/her own or purchase it from me. I would contact the parent or student prior to the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
I am a certified music teacher in the state of Florida k-12 (ESOL Certified). When it comes to the instruments I teach, my specialization is low brass (I am a tuba player), and the rest I have taught up to an intermediate level.
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Connor April 21, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent - Connor is very excited and can't wait to his next lesson.
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edwinm August 14, 2011
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she is great.
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JanetS July 21, 2011
Great personality and very upbeat. Could use a little more structure and I maybe a book for the new students. Probably very good with students that have some experience already and can improvise.
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Garine A.

Garine A.

Winter Garden, FL 34787
(4)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Dennis H.

Winter Garden, FL

Over 20 years of professional teaching experience. I will help you develop your chord and scale theory as well as tips on effective practicing. I will help you develop your ear as well as bring out the musician within you.

About Dennis

With a bachelors degree in music from Rutgers University, I began teaching guitar over 20 years ago. I have recorded with Larry Coryell and many other artists over the course of my career.
My teaching style is direct and to the point. We will go through all the necessary theory of music and apply it to the fretboard to unleash your creativity. If you are looking to advance your style beyond what you thought you could not play, lets get started with some lessons.
With certification on ProTools, I have recorded and worked with Jon Anderson(Yes), as a producer and engineer. I can teach you the
art of recording and editing for music production.

*** Lesson Details ***
Fretboard fingering positions.
Music Theory.
Scales and modes.
Fingerpicking.
Hybrid Picking.
Legato vs. Staccato playing.
Reading charts.
Comping
Soloing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
ProTools 11.2 fully equipped recording studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide instruments, amplification. Also audio equipment for teaching digital recording.

*** Specialties ***
Specialize in jazz performance, progressive rock, music theory, guitar technique.
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Rick Payne August 8, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dennis makes you comfortable right away. Very easy to relate to. He moves at a pace his students are comfortable with. I look forward to MANY more lessons.
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Timothy Z. December 14, 2013
Guitar
Excellent Teacher

Dennis is an all around great teacher. He is easy and comfortable to work with, but knows exactly how and when to get things done. Most importantly for me, Dennis was able to let me know which things I needed to work on to better my musicianship while also helping me figure out how to utilize what I had already accomplished to achieve new goals. As a metal player getting into jazz improvisation I had some really strong skills and many things that needed serious work. Dennis was able to help me use my strengths from previous experience to become better at something entirely new.
Mindful of tradition, but more interested in innovation, Dennis has a vast knowledge of modern styles, chord progressions, chord shapes, and scales you can't just learn from any guitar teacher. You can hear it on his record; Dennis is just as much of an individual in his playing as he is in his teaching. Unfortunately due to relocation I can no longer take lessons from Dennis but he got the ball rolling for me into new worlds of guitar playing and musical thinking that has been incredibly valuable to me.
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Pati V. December 11, 2013
Guitar
Guitar Instructor

I decided to re-kindle my guitar playing skills after putting down the instrument for several years and not knowing what results to expect. I was amazed to find my ability to play quickly returning while taking lessons with Dennis. He was patient, encouraging and always professional and courteous. I am now practicing every day and continue to progress. I would encourage anyone seeking a skilled and talented instructor to sign up with Dennis. He has versatility with many different styles of playing and accomplished at them all.
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Dennis H.

Dennis H.

Winter Garden, FL 34787
(5)
starting at
$15 / 30-min
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Cara A.

Leesburg, FL

I have taught guitar for 30 years. I teach chording and beginning classical guitar.

About Cara

Making music and Teaching music has always been a huge part of my life! Music has brought such joy to my personal life and the lives of my students and their friends and family. I teach music because it is such a wonderful experience for everyone involved from the practice room to the performance. I hold a Degree in Music Education from Kent State Univ. I have conducted both chorus and orchestra, established small singing groups and founded the Strings of Gold. I promised my own children that music would bring adventures, and they are all performing throughout the world today. Many of my priv
ate students experience new friendships at music camps, orchestras, bands, churches, and find a wonderful purpose in school through their participation in music programs. I am excited that you are interested in taking music lessons! I look forward to sharing your musical adventure .
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Jen August 18, 2015
Piano · In studio
Mrs. Arnold was very positive and encouraging. Punctual for lesson times. Challenged my students & provided opportunity to excel and become proficient. Encouraged students to not only practice and play well in self-discipline, but also in service to others.
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Pam August 13, 2015
Violin · In studio
Cara is one of the most talented and incredible music teachers that I have ever known. She taught two of my children for the past several years - my son studied violin and my daughter studied piano. Cara has an incredible gift to understand how children learn and to encourage their confidence. She personally helped my son to not only do well, but to excel by becoming concert-master, winning a concerto competition and to gain entrance into a very acclaimed string music program.

It is one thing to simply teach and quite another to develop children into talented musicians. Cara understands children, she is extremely knowledgeable about music and incredibly talented at being more than just a teacher, She provides not only a lesson but helps children to see the possibilities of music and was a tremendous help to me to better understand how to guide my children's musical aspirations. I consider her one of the most talented individuals that I have ever known and would not hesitate to have my children enrolled as one of her students.
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Margaret August 12, 2015
Violin · In home
Hi, Three of our children took violin lessons with Cara Arnold for 4-5 years. She was an amazing violin teacher. She understood how to tailor her lessons to each individual child and was adept at finding music pieces that were challenging but also fun for the kids to learn. She has an enthusiasm for violin that she shared with our children and was always encouraging to them- but was also able to toe the line or ask for more when needed. I highly recommend her as a violin teacher. She is thoroughly knowledgeable in her subject and has years of experience with all ages. She also completely enjoys her job and it shows.
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Cara A.

Leesburg, FL 34748
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